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El Hierro volcano
shield volcano 1500 m
Canary Islands (Spain), 27.63°N / -17.99°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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El Hierro volcano eruptions:
2012 (?) (probable second submarine eruption in June-July west of the island), 2011-12 (Oct-Mar, submarine eruption near La Restinga), 1793
Typical eruption style:
mainly effusive, basaltic fissure eruptions
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El Hierro volcano (Canary Islands): magnitude 2.9 earthquake

Friday Feb 10, 2017 08:51 AM | BY: T
Location of last night's earthquake near La Restinga (El Hierro)
Location of last night's earthquake near La Restinga (El Hierro)
A magnitude 2.9 earthquake at 14 km depth occurred last night (shortly before 23pm) approx. 7 km southwest of La Restinga.
Whether the quake is volcanic in origin is impossible to say. The volcanic system of EL Hierro otherwise seems calm at the moment.
Previous news
Monday, Mar 17, 2014
Current seismic signal at CRST station in La Restinga (IGN)
What looks like a new swarm of earthquakes accompanied by strong harmonic tremor appeared on the southernmost seismic station at La Restinga. If it is not due to some local, human-induced work or malfunction, it suggests that the quakes are very shallow, since they don't appear on the signals of other stations. ... read all
Saturday, Mar 15, 2014
Location of earthquakes under El Hierro since yesterday
A new swarm of earthquakes started yesterday. So far, almost 200 tiny quakes (none above magnitude 3 so far) have occurred in a broad N-S oriented area beneath the NE part of the island at around 18 km depth. read all
Friday, Dec 27, 2013
A large earthquake of estimated magnitude 5.4 (USGS) occurred just minutes ago. USGS places the quake at 22.8 km depth NW of El Golfo, i.e. away from the area of the recent earthquake swarm and current inflation. ... read all
Thursday, Dec 26, 2013
GPS measured deformation at El Hierro (IGN)
Although earthquakes have largely ceased for the moment, the island experiences ongoing rapid inflation and harmonic tremor, both signs that an eruption could be imminent. ... read all
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2013
The new seismic / deformation crisis continued over night with about 20 quakes between magnitudes 2-3 today so far (during the first 6 hours). The key obsservations are: ... read all
 

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